capital punishment

Weigh the pros, cons and controversies surrounding the grave issue of capital punishment; should the death penalty be allowed?

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Medea Walker2 months ago
Waiting to Die
Dear Love, I’m not dead yet. It seems I’ve been waiting here forever just to die. I’m not all that surprised though; it doesn’t seem like anyone ever dies around here unless its from old age or a pris...
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Devin Louise3 months ago
Why the Death Penalty Is 100% Justified, Forty-Nine Years After One of the Most Infamous Acts of Domestic Terrorism
When we think of the death penalty, there are only two types of opinions. The first type views capital punishment as hypocritical and inhumane, which is understandable. The second viewpoint is that punishment by death is justified and fair in cases of murder and terrorism. One case that got people talking about the death penalty was the infamous Manson Family case; this case is now considered an act of domestic terrorism. Do mass murder and domestic terrorism warrant capital punishment? Yes they...
Robyn Welborne4 months ago
Make It Efficient, Practical, and Humane (**Essay**)
It was scheduled that inmate Ricky Gray is expected to be executed on March 16, 2016. But, what would happen to his conviction if the lethal injection was no longer an option? The theory of the electr...
Valerie Holt5 months ago
Case Brief: ‘A Life for a Life?’
For money or for virtue? This is a question that many lawyers and politicians must make. For people in jobs like these, they are put in a position in which they are forced to decide either to do what ...
Kate Adams9 months ago
Chad Alan Lee
When I moved to Phoenix Arizona in 1985 I never thought, in my wildest dreams, I would meet some of the people in which I did. The wide array of personalities was captivating to say the least. Many of...
Rebecca Massey9 months ago
The Death Penalty
The death penalty was something we all learned about in school and the responses regarding its legality have never just been black or white. Some agree it serves a purpose of justice and others find i...
Harmony Bates10 months ago
The Economic Values of Capital Punishment
There is a plethora of controversy surrounding the use of capital punishment. According to the Cambridge Dictionary, capital punishment is defined as “punishment by death for a serious crime.” Many fa...
Jenny Reed10 months ago
On Death Row
It was my second year of college and I was in a lecture about homicide and serial killers. My professor was extremely passionate about all things morbid so this was probably my favourite class that I ...
Eva Brando10 months ago
The Serial Killer Clown
John Wayne Gacy, the "Serial Killer Clown" (March 17th, 1942)—Who was he, what did he do, and what happened to him? The name people used for him probably tipped you off by now, but who was the man beh...
Cosmin Adamachea year ago
Nuremberg Trials
The Nuremberg Trials were a series of landmark trials after World War 2. You’ve heard of the Nazi atrocities. Haven’t you ever wondered how they were put to justice? Many of the defendants killed them...
Andrew Wilsona year ago
The Blackout Ripper
Not since 1888, when east London was terrorised by the sadistic killer known as Jack the Ripper, had a comparable spate of killings occurred. In just six days in February 1942, when London, and the wh...
Andrew Wilsona year ago
The 1953 Towpath Murders
As Britain was preparing to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on June 2, 1953, just two days earlier, on the evening of Sunday, May 31, two teenage girls, who had cycled to meet three fri...
_Laikyn Berry_a year ago
Is Incarceration Becoming a New Form of Segregation?
Your name no longer matters. You no longer matter. Inmate 3846229 is who you are now, and the sad thing about it isn’t that you’re incarcerated; it’s that you became another statistic. Incarceration i...
Victor Trammella year ago
A Murderous Day in History: October 10, 1991
Mass killings have been occurring in America since the nation's inception. However, in light of the beginning of a modern era, advances in how these crimes are investigated and tabulated have told new...
Kathy Craiga year ago
Scott Panetti: To Execute or Not To Execute?
In August of 1992, Scott Panetti and his wife, Sonja Alvarado, separated due to Scott’s abuse, drinking, and his obsession that the devil lived in their house. Sonja secured a restraining order and we...